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The Crystal Cave


Fifth century Britain is a country of chaos and division after the Roman withdrawal. This is the world of young Merlin, the illegitimate child of a ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 5.000

As enchanting as the first time I read it

by Girondine on Jul 25, 2013

The first volume of Lady Stewart's Arthurian saga. Merlin has always been a favourite from my childhood study of myths and legends, but for the first time under Stewart's inspired treatment, he really comes to life as a very plausible historical figure. I like the way his celebrated ?magic? is ... More


One of my Favorites

by Betsymat on Feb 4, 2009

This book is well-written and thoroughly enjoyable. I would recommend it to anyone, it is timeless. I go back and re-read it about once a year. More


Excellent Read!

by MonicaLee on Nov 20, 2008

Mary Stewart does a fabulous job of bringing to life the legend of Arthur through the narration of Merlin as he tells of his life. This book is one of my all time favorites. Stewart's imagination and creativity make this book intriguing and gripping. Both my sister and I flew through it. I would not ... More


A Splendid Reimagining

by Ellyb on Apr 19, 2008

Western Civilization, particularly that descended from the Brits, will never lose its fascination with the Arthurian legend, hence the appeal of Mary Stewart's "The Crystal Cave." Within these pages is Dark Age Britain and Wales, come to squalid life. The story centers on the young bastard son of the ... More

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